Category Archives: UMaine Augusta

Missing blogger finally turns up…

What happens to a student blog when the blogger is no longer a student? That’s been my dilemma since graduating from UMA a couple months ago, and why there’s been zero action in this space for so long. Back then I … Continue reading

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…and done!

Today I submitted my final final paper of my final semester. Done is done. Our celebration for local UMA graduates takes place on Saturday at URock. I’m excited in a strange, abstract way, almost like it hasn’t quite set in that, … Continue reading

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The sweet, sad final days

I’m posting from URock, and it’s strangely quiet, considering it’s finals week. There are a few students milling about, and some hard-core math finals taking place. And there’s a freezer full of ice cream, courtesy of the Student Association. What … Continue reading

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Brontë and Bechdel and Books, OH MY

Ah…post conference relief! The First Annual Undergraduate English Conference happened yesterday. I made a wreck of myself in advance of giving my paper, and of course, it all went pretty well. I don’t know why I get so wound up … Continue reading

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I’ll be fine

Remember I mentioned the First Annual English Conference hosted by my school, University of Maine at Augusta? Well it seems I did submit a paper for consideration after all. And apparently it’s been accepted. And yes, members of my class … Continue reading

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Online Learning and Online Teaching, Part 2

My interview with Jodi Williams and Sarah Hentges, about online education from the professor’s point of view, continues below. You can read Part 1 here. How do you keep your students engaged in an online class? Jodi: This is a … Continue reading

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“Walk here!”

When I said I wasn’t going to “walk” – that I wasn’t going to attend my own graduation, I got an email from Deb Meehan, the director at URock. Subject line: Walk here! URock hosts its own graduation celebration to … Continue reading

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